Start the New Year with New Ideas and Networking!

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Happy New Year’s!  

Don’t forget to register for the CATS Winter Workshop!

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue
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Don’t forget to give yourself a gift and register for the 2018 CATS Winter Workshop on January 29th

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

December is here…Registration is now open for the CATS Winter Workshop January 29, 2018

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

Library Services for Children Journal Club

Hello, fellow CATS members! A couple of weeks ago I, Lu Benke, went to an exciting venture in children’s services in Colorado–the Library Services for Children Journal Club. This first time we met Saturday evening, Nov. 4 at the Book Bar on Tennyson in Denver. And, we came prepared to discuss two articles written about the role of Executive Function (EF) in children’s development and preparedness for school, what activities help develop EF, and how we might apply the research we read to children’s library services. This sprang from an effort started in Vancouver (https://lscjournalclub.org/). Locally, Jessica Fredrickson (Arapaho) and Julie Craig (DPL) are organizing it. The plan is to meet every two months or so, read research articles on major topics related to children’s services, and through stimulating discussion with children’s librarians in the area, learn how we might apply the latest and best research from the field. The next meeting in January will use an article by key researchers on how to evaluate educational apps. Anyone interested in joining us (you don’t have to be from the Denver area) can contact Jessica at  jfredri2@g.emporia.edu

Join this friendly and innovative group!

Deadline Approaching for CATS Winter Workshop Scholarship Applications

Reminder: Just a few days left to apply for a scholarship for the 2018 CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of the Colorado Association of Libraries) Winter Workshop! The workshop will be January 29 at Library 21c in Colorado Springs; details will be available soon at https://catsig.wordpress.com/.
 
Scholarship recipients will receive free registration for the workshop, which has an excellent lineup of learning and networking opportunities. Scholarship recipients must write a blog post for the CATS blog about their CATS Winter Workshop experience by February 15. The scholarship application deadline is November 21; all applicants will be notified by December 1 if they have received a scholarship.
 
To apply for a scholarship:

 

Colorado State Library is awarding 6 Scholarships to the CATS Winter Workshop!!

The Colorado State Library is awarding 6 scholarships for the 2018 CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of the Colorado Association of Libraries) Winter Workshop! The workshop will be January 29 at Library 21c in Colorado Springs; details will be available soon at https://catsig.wordpress.com/.

Scholarship recipients will receive free registration for the workshop, which has an excellent lineup of learning and networking opportunities. Scholarship recipients must write a blog post for the CATS blog about their CATS Winter Workshop experience by February 15. The scholarship application deadline is November 21; all applicants will be notified by December 1 if they have received a scholarship.

To apply for a scholarship:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3934118/2018-CATS-Winter-Workshop-Scholarship-Application

Have an Awesome Presentation Idea? Be a Presenter at the CATS Winter Workshop in January!

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!
The 2018 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, January 29th from 9:30-3:30 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.
Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.
The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight on October 14th, so don’t delay!

CATS Division Winter Workshop Call for Presenters!

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!
The 2018 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, January 29th from 9:30-3:30 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.
The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight on October 14th, so don’t delay!

Call for CATS Board Positions for 2018

It’s time to create our slate of officers for CAL Leadership!
 
Represent your division on the CAL board and give back to your fellow children and teen librarians while growing your skills and network. The positions up for election are Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Chair-Elect. (If you have any questions about the positions please email Nicole Burchfield at the email address below.)
 
If you know someone who you think would fit into one of these positions well, please encourage them to apply, and, of course, if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well.
 
Send your name, position, photo, a brief bio, and which office you are interested in to Nicole Burchfield –nburchfield@poudrelibraries.org. (All nominees must be a member of CAL.)
 
Get on board for a wonderful new year ahead!

CATS Fall Meeting Update…

Unfortunately the CATS Fall Meeting this Friday in Gilpin County is cancelled  but mark your calendars for CATS Winter Workshop in Colorado Springs on January 29th 2018!